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Do political parties’ manifestos resonate with minority communities’ anticipation?

The parties pledge inclusive laws and protection against forced conversions and blasphemy accusations. But, the critical question remains: will they follow through on these commitments if elected into power?

Rights Watch | 6 Nov 2023

Peshawar High Court Grants Bail in Honour Killing Case The Peshawar High Court has granted bail to a Swat resident suspected of being involved in...

More attacks on Ahmadi worship places; police SP threatened for his faith

On Tuesday, two more attacks were reported on an Ahmadi worship place in Kalsiyan, District Sheikhupura and 55/2L District Okara. In addition, an Ahmadi Superintendent of Police (SP) was threatened by local religious clerics on Wednesday in Mandi Bahauddin.

“We Sunnis, Shias and Ahmadis live together in harmony”

In Sheikhupura, Shia and Sunni communities jointly called on police to safeguard Ahmadiyya worship sites, resisting their destruction. On the other hand, an Ahmadiyya worship place on Karachi's Martin Road faced another attack on Thursday.

“He said ‘Labaik Ya Rasool Allah’ and shot me”

On Sunday, Pastor Eleazar Sidhu was shot at after refusing to recite Islamic verses as instructed by an unidentified man. An FIR for the case has been filed under Sections 34 and 324 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) in Faisalabad.

Wave of Mob Violence in Jaranwala Sparks Global and National Outrage

Defenders of human rights on a national and international level have spoken out against the arson event that took place in Jawaranwala, Faisalabad, on Wednesday.

In the Shadow of the Blasphemy Law

Pakistan's blasphemy laws cast a dark shadow on religious minorities, fostering fear, discrimination, and violence. Recent amendments fuel concerns, as misuse and ambiguity persist, threatening justice and coexistence.

Ahmadiyya place of worship forcibly sealed in Sanghar

An Ahmadiyya place of worship was sealed by police in Sanghar at the insistence of an enraged mob. Meanwhile, gravestones at an Ahmadiyya cemetery were also destroyed in Kotli and Sheikhupura.

Rights Watch | 3 July 2023

Christian Mother of Three Brutally Murdered in Lahore Allegedly, in Mir Town, Lahore, a Christian mother of three and a LUMS University employee was brutally...

UN Rapporteurs highlight hate crimes against Ahmadis

Concerns over rising atrocities, violence, and discrimination against Ahmadi religious minority in Pakistan highlighted by 4 UN special rapporteurs. Hate speech, attacks on places of worship, and lack of effective protection emphasized.